Z515 Spring 2015

Infinite Tag Cloud!

Tagging is really useful when it comes to social network. With the breadth of information out there shared by multiple people, every day, it is really hard to keep a track of all the data people are sharing and tagging them to increase fundability and retrievability.  Sometimes people across different cultures and countries might come up with individualized tags which are not widespread or prominently used. On Twitter, with 500 million tweets in a day on an average, we are generating just as many individualized tags, if not more. One can only imagine the vast amount of metadata that’s floating around internet all day. It makes quantifying metadata nearly impossible on a daily basis. Although many data sets can be grouped to correspond to one set of metadata, but due to the huge amounts of data present it makes the task impossible. So when does one stop with creating tags for a set of data? I think there can be numerous amounts of tags created for one piece of data. As diverse as the data can get, the tags get even more diverse. One can go on and on about describing their data. This might lead to an infinite tag cloud!

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This entry was written by z515student and published on March 9, 2015 at 12:45 am. It’s filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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